View Single Post
      10-08-2018, 09:13 AM   #1118
///M4ster Yoda
Brigadier General
///M4ster Yoda's Avatar
3293
Rep
3,746
Posts

Drives: '16 F82 M4
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Agstexas View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiwhmts View Post
Tesla's are like nothing else on the market and that they are an environmentally progressive choice.
Tesla kool-aid is tainted.... likely the biggest lie the eco crowd has ever been fed.

The mining process for lithium alone is off the charts compared to traditional coal. Funny part is the earth has a process for absorbing carbon emissions, yet not one to handle lithium ion batteries lol.

Here's a Harvard business school analysis:

https://rctom.hbs.org/submission/tes...on-batteries/#

"Once a battery reaches the end of its life, there is recycling and disposal to be considered. Currently, over 90% of lead-acid batteries used in typical gasoline-powered vehicles are recycled. Compare that to less than 5% of lithium-ion batteries. Experts project 11m tonnes of lithium-ion batteries will be discarded between 2017 and 2030 [8]. These batteries will need to be transported to recycling facilities around the world to be processed, further contributing to their negative environmental impact. Transporting batteries from Australia to Europe resulted in an increase of global warming potential of ~45% [9]."

Foreign study:

https://www.autovistagroup.com/news-...ing-8-year-old
Shhhh. Keep the facts out of this.

Electric cars are wonderful for Mother Earth.
__________________
'03 330 '04 325 '08 328 '11 335 '11 335is
'14 335 '16 340 '16 M4 (Retired)
4 ED's 1 PCD
Current Stable: '19 X3 (Wifey) '20 ZCP M4 (Mine)